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New studies show it could be even hotter than we thought

Thursday - Global climate models developed for the UN are running hotter than they have in the past. Soon the world could be, too.

Europe needs its own Green New Deal

Thursday - Europe needs its own Green New Deal to stave off the perfect storm of populism, climate change and economic crisis.

Finance ministers pledge climate action

Thursday - Finance ministers from 23 countries have pledged to back climate action through their policy, tax and spending decisions.

Asian voters want environmental action

Thursday - Voters across Asia are most likely to usher in governments that take a stronger stance on climate change and other environmental issues, according to surveys released in the lead-up to national elections.

China eyes nuclear fusion power by 2040

Wednesday - China aims to complete and start generating power from an experimental nuclear fusion reactor by around 2040.

Super plants the key, says leading biologist

Dr Joanne Chory

Wednesday - Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role – but knows that time is short, for her and the planet.

Finns vote for party against climate action

Wednesday - A Finnish political party that campaigned against ambitious climate change policies has won the second-highest number of seats in parliamentary elections.

Could tipping points save the climate crisis?

Wednesday - Search online for “climate change” and “tipping points” and you’ll find some scary results.

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND: How plastic can get everywhere

Wednesday - Microplastic is raining down on even remote mountaintops, a new study has revealed, with winds having the capacity to carry the pollution “anywhere and everywhere”.

'Hair dryer' winds pressure Antarctic ice

Tuesday - Warm, dry winds in Antarctica can cause major melt as they sweep across the ice, even during frigid winter months.

Crowds of climate protesters disrupt London

Tuesday - Thousands of people have blocked well-known landmarks and a bridge in central London, bringing widespread disruption to the capital in a “climate rebellion” that organisers say could last several...

MARINE MESSAGE: From under the sea, a president's plea

Tuesday - The Seychelles president has made a plea for stronger protection of the “beating blue heart of our planet”, in a speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface.

Farmers fight build-up of salt in soils

Tuesday - Irrigation, drought, sea-level rise and more are causing salt to build up in soils around the world.

UK plant aims to make hydrogen from plastic waste

Tuesday - Two British companies are joining forces to establish a plant which will turn plastic waste into hydrogen.

Rio Tinto ready to quit Minerals Council

Monday - Rio Tinto has signalled it is prepared to quit its membership of industry associations, including the Minerals Council, if the council makes public statements inconsistent with Australia’s Paris...

Amazon employees push Bezos to get busy

Monday - More than 4500 Amazon employees have urged the company to take aggressive action on climate change and reduce its carbon footprint.

EYES ON ICE: Anchored science ship will go with the floe

Monday - In September, the giant German polar research vessel Polarstern will set off from Tromsø in Norway on a remarkable voyage.

Australia not ready, say expert firefighters

Monday - More than 20 former fire and emergency chiefs from multiple states and territories say Australia is unprepared for worsening natural disasters from climate change and governments are putting lives at...

Glaciers’ global melt might leave peaks bare

Monday - Many of the planet’s most scenic – and most valued – high-altitude landscapes are likely to look quite different within the next 80 years: the glaciers’ global melt will have left just bare rock.

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Whangarei likes electric vehicles

16 Aug 18 - Whangarei, winner of the most electric vehicle friendly town in New Zealand...

Mercury mission to convert hearts as well as minds

7 Mar 18 - Mercury has taken a step to inspire New Zealanders to embrace the future of...

Calix gets finance for carbon-captue project

1 Feb 18 - Australian technology company Calix says it has secured 3.4 million euros in...

Minesto eyes first ocean current electricity generation

24 Jan 18 - Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is intensifying activities in Taiwan to...

Mercury confirms Tesla battery for grid trial

23 Jan 18 - Tesla has been confirmed as the battery provider for Mercury’s scalable...

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